Mold Boca Raton : Restoration : Mold Removal

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Is There Mold in Your Deerfield Beach Home?

Mold can be found everywhere in Florida including inside your Deerfield Beach home or business. Florida's hot and humid climate makes it ideal for the growth of mold and is home to countless mold species, some are harmless some can cause health problems.

There is no escaping mold. Outside mold spores are airborne and will collect on clothing, pets, shoes or simply waft in when you open the door. Routine vacuuming and dusting is typically all you need to do to prevent a mold colony from growing.

However there is another way for mold to form and it's difficult to detect until it has a significant foothold in your home and that's from leaks and spills. Mold spores need heat, nutrients and moisture to form a colony. Unless you keep your home at 550 or cooler the inside of your home is warm enough. Mold eats almost anything to include fabrics, leather, wallboard even soap scum. If your home provides the third ingredient, water, then you most likely will have a mold colony that you won't discover until someone comes down with an asthma like attack or you smell it.

Mold Removal and Restoration

When you find mold don't disturb it until you are ready to remove it. Disturbing a mold colony will only spread the spores. You will also want to find the source of water that allowed the mold to grow in the first place. If you have a leak and it is not repaired you will undoubtedly have another mold episode in the future.

Removing the mold can be a tricky business. You can attempt it yourself by following the guidelines set out by the EPA or you can call a professional mold and restoration company like All Florida to do it for you.

In some instances the only way to get rid of the mold is to remove the material it is growing on. Walls and ceilings made of wallboard are much easier to cut out and replace than attempt to clean in place and cover with a paint like Kilz. Removing the material also is the best way to ensure you got all the mold. Often times a colony found on a baseboard for example, is hiding another colony in the wall directly behind the baseboard. Removing the baseboard will reveal the second colony and allow for complete restoration.

If you have any questions regarding mold removal and restoration, feel free to give us a call for our opinion.

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